Monday, April 13, 2009

basket of produce Lunch and Learn: Let’s Talk Nutrition
Learn about the latest trends in nutrition at the next Lunch and Learn workshop. Is it best to buy organic? Are additives safe? Get some tips on how to stock a healthy and budget-smart pantry. This seminar will be conducted by Jan Van Horn, assistant professor in the Dietetic Technician program at Columbus State. Join us on April 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in WD-302. Please email Lou Ann Carman at if you would like to attend.

Twitter with the Writing CenterTwitter logoThe Writing Center is now on Twitter. Heaven help you if you don’t know what that is! On Twitter, you and your students can get up-to-the minute notices about Writing Center openings, quick tips about writing, and reminders about Writing Center hours and services. Follow the Writing Center and Online Writing Resource Center on Twitter at

twitter artAlso, did you know that faculty may request special writing-related workshops for their classes? Tutors will visit your class to conduct workshops on topics such as developing editing skills, documenting sources, and making research papers interesting. Tutors can also design other special-request workshops to meet the specific writing needs of students in your classes. For more information, contact Writing Center Coordinator Deborah Bertsch at ext. 5860 or email


digital artworkdigital paintingNew artwork in ERC created by Huey A new art exhibit is on display throughout April in the Educational Resources Center, Gallery 3 outside the Multimedia Studio located on Level G. Artist and part time ERC Media Technician Elisabeth Huey has created a series of remarkable framed works using the theme of “Multimedia.” Huey writes, “With the encouragement of my superiors and coworkers I was able to complete the art which you see before you. I would like to thank everyone for their support and kindness while I worked on the pieces and I hope you all enjoy the art as much as I enjoyed creating them. What does each of the pieces represent? Well, the interpretation is all up to you!”


Students celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals Weekguys in Med Lab classThe Medical Laboratory Technology Department will celebrate Med Lab Professionals Week April 19–25 by working to raise awareness of their role in the healthcare industry.

The week provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel.  

It has been predicted that half the current laboratory workforce will retire within the next 5–10 years. If this prediction comes true, there will be many opportunities in the Med Lab Technology profession.

The Columbus State MLT students are working very hard to become valuable members of this profession. Some of the second-year MLT students are volunteering to give a presentation at the High School Counselor’s Breakfast at Columbus State on May 1. They hope that high school guidance counselors will learn more about the Med Lab Technology profession so that they can better advise their students.

What is the DX Thinking?Answer this week’s riddle and win a prize from the DX. Send your guess to

-         Used for lighting, perfuming and soothing
-         Never to be left unattended
-         Available in “flavors” – but not to be eaten!

What is the DX thinking?

Faculty invited to breakfast with Franklin UniversityFranklin bannerIn light of the recent 3+1 agreement between Columbus State and Franklin University, the Provost at Franklin University has extended an invitation to a breakfast meeting to all Columbus State faculty.  The invitation follows:

coffee graphicWith sincere appreciation for our renewed partnership, Franklin University cordially invites you to join them for breakfast on Tuesday, April 21 from 8 – 9 a.m. in WD-409.  Dr. Christopher Washington, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, will speak to the group at 8:30 a.m.  He will discuss potential opportunities for collaboration between the faculty and staff at our institutions to better serve the needs of our community.  Franklin faculty will also be on hand for new and renewed introductions, and to discuss specific partnership opportunities that capitalize on the strengths, talents and resources of each institution.  Franklin University's Education Relations staff will be on hand to schedule classroom visits, take information requests, and offer their support services.

Please RSVP to by Wednesday, April 15